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#TBT: The Terrible Tow

Tow trucks: Probably not the most popular topic of conversation among motorists, but believe it or not, they have quite a history. In fact, there’s actually a Towing Hall of Fame and Museum down in Chattanooga, TN. Anyway, let’s get back to Philly. Back in the early 1900s tow trucks were
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Bid No. 16-10 Primary Data Center Installation at Philadelphia International Airport

This Bid is being issued by the Parking Authority (the “Authority”). The Authority is soliciting bids from qualified vendors for the installation of two server racks, and the associated uninterruptable power supply and HVAC cooling equipment. The Authority will contract with a two prime contractors who shall install owner supplied equipment, furnishing

Mother’s Day in Philly: What to do and Where to Park

When you think of Philadelphia’s history, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Being the first capital of the United States? Betsy Ross knitting the first American flag on Arch Street? Or how about the signing of the Declaration of Independence? You get the point -- Philadelphia’s history is filled
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Bid No. 16-02 Replace Lights on Arrivals Road at PHL – Phase II – Electrical Contractor

This Bid is being issued by the Parking Authority (the “Authority”). The Authority is soliciting bids from qualified vendors in order to Replace Lights on Arrivals Road at Philadelphia International Airport. The sole contact at the Authority shall be Mary Wheeler, Manager of Contract Administration, 701 Market Street, Suite 5400, Philadelphia, PA

#TBT: America’s First Multi-Storey Parking Garage

Nowadays if you’re parking in a city, you can’t turn a corner without seeing a parking garage, right? Believe it or not, parking garages weren’t always a thing, especially during the early years of automobiles. That all changed in 1918 with the Hotel La Salle Garage in Chicago. Considered the first multi-storey
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Parking Fails: Volume IX

Parking: Just like riding a bike or throwing a baseball, you either can do it well or you can’t do it at all. Whether it’s on the street, in a parking lot or garage, the shortfalls in parking are still alive and well, as you’ll see below. If you’ve missed
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